Academics

Saint Mary's School is an interconnected community where creative and collaborative teaching and learning happen in every part of school life.

Here you will build a strong academic and personal foundation while discovering your intellectual courage and growing as lifelong learner.

An interdisciplinary approach ensures no subject exists in isolation at Saint Mary’s School. Coursework is integrated so you build on existing knowledge and make important connections between areas of study.

Teachers challenge you—as you and your fellow students challenge each other—to examine ideas in new ways. You find the courage to ask questions, debate, probe and defend. You discover your voice and use it with confidence. You achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Saint Mary's School is a member of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, and The Association of Boarding Schools. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

Academic News

Academics Office

Summer is a great time to enjoy reading, and the Saint Mary's School Department of English is excited to sponsor this year's Summer Reading program. This summer, students will read selections chosen by the Department. Selections are divided by grade, and students should complete their reading by August 28, the first day of school. Click here for all the details.

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Communications Office

Congratulations to Sebin Youn '18 who was recently accepted into the University of Georgia's Terry School of Business Summer Business Academy.

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Diana Williams

Margaret Fountain '18, Sabrina Ma '19, and Monica Pan '19, who won first, second, and third places respectively, in the senior paper category at the Central Piedmont History Day regional contest in Greensboro and went on to represent Saint Mary's at the 2017 North Carolina History Day state competition at the N.C. Museum of History on April 29.

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A quarterly newsletter about how we teach girls at Saint Mary's School.

What the Research Shows

"Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College" - Final report from a study conducted by the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

"The Benefits of Independent Schools" - Pat Bassett, president of the National Association of Independent Schools, addresses parents about the benefit of independent schools.

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